With that proclamation, the first Pima County Board of Supervisors began its duties. The first four counties in the Arizona Territory — Yuma, Mohave, Yavapai and Pima — were created on Nov. 6, 1864. Each, at its own expense, had to provide a suitable courthouse, a jail and fireproof county offices.Read More »
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By all accounts, there aren’t many credible opportunities this fall for either party to make pick-ups in legislative races, given the make-up of the districts and the candidates on the ballot.Read More »
Democratic Rep. Eric Meyer is the Republican Party’s great white whale in the Arizona House of Representatives. For six years, he has eluded a string of Republican candidates and fended off their attacks, beating the odds in three straight elections to win a House seat in the Republican-leaning but defiantly moderate Legislative District 28.Read More »
Arizona Republican Party officials want to study the benefits and drawbacks to closing GOP primary elections to independents, who increasingly have gained influence as a voting bloc in primary races.Read More »
Gubernatorial hopefuls Doug Ducey and Fred DuVal both have ambitious plans that they say will strengthen Arizona’s economy, but they can’t implement them unless the economy actually improves first.Read More »
Attorneys for the state are warning a federal judge that fewer “straight” couples will marry and existing marriages will become less stable if he allows gays to wed.Read More »
More than 300 attendees packed the Camelback Ballroom at The Phoenician the evening of Sept. 16 to honor the 2014 Arizona Capitol Times Leaders of the Year in Public Policy, now in its eighth year. This year’s honorees were selected ...Read More »
Of the nearly 800 fully automatic M-16s Arizona law enforcement organizations have received under a Department of Defense program that gives away surplus military hardware, 13 have gone to a state agency better known for serving farmers and ranchers and protecting consumers.Read More »
The pastor of a small Gilbert congregation says the town government believes political campaign signs are more important than the small placards that give directions to his service.
Attorneys for Clyde Reed, pastor and founder of Good News Presbyterian Church, will now try to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Gilbert’s favor.
Jockeying for Senate leadership positions has begun, and one incumbent member of the Republican’s leadership team may be in jeopardy of losing his post.Read More »